peer gynt of mikey and the scallywags playing live music at downhill hostel northern ireland

Mikey & the Scallywags

by admin on May 16, 2012

in Events

We had a fabulous night in May 2012 with members of the band ‘Mikey and the Scallywags’ who stayed with us and played an impromptu concert for all the guests at Downhill Hostel. here are a few clips from the evening, they’re wonderful performers technically and SO funny and engaging! Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, Mikey […]


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Downhill Beach Video

by admin on January 16, 2012

in Celebrations, Day Trips, Uncategorized

Something pretty to remind us all that spring is coming! We’re going to start a new page on the blog with guests beach images, if you have any favourites we’d love to see them! In the meantime enjoy this short… the music is from a locally recorded album made by traditional musicians all from the […]


A bit of fun from January’s traditional music evening put on by Na Cunna Folk Culture and held this month at the Corner Bar in Limavady in aid of the Foyle Hospice. Check back here for venues for the monthly session (first monday of each month)


William and I are a big fan of Roger’s special evenings, hope to see you there! Two dates coming up! Saturday the 29th of October and Sat. the 5th of November Here is what Roger from Cruoses has to say: Owen Campbell (Australia) will appear at Crusoes on Saturday 29th October 2011 at 8pm It […]


14-18 September 2011 A growing Northern Ireland Traditional Music Festival in County Derry In memory of local songwriter Eddie Butcher from Magilligan : (1900-1980) whose life was a rich contribution to traditional music revival in Ireland This local festival is organized by the ‘Shamrock Rose and Thistle Tradition’ committee and heavily supported by the local […]


Photography via Main Stage 1100-1130 Chase Atlantis 1150-1220 We Are Burkes Lounge 1240-1310 Tommy Shots 1340-1430 Limavady Big Band 1440-1450 Irish Dancing (Heraghty Schooll of Irish Dancing) 1510-1600 Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (String Section) 1615-1700 Intermission 1715-1800 Swanee River 1820-1910 The Gorgeous Colours 1930-2030 Key of Atlas 2045-2140 Rainy Boy Sleep 2200-2315 Turin […]

August 1st saw our first hosting of the Na cúnna traditional folk music session in Downhill. It was a magical evening drawing traditional musicians from Coleraine to Ballykelly. Thank you to Brian McNichol and the Shamrock Rose and Thistle Committee for organizing the evening and for the fabulous cake! And thank you to McCall’s rock-star […]


‘The Classic’ wine bar hosted a fantastic evening of traditional music, singing and recitation organized by Na cúnna folk and culture club on Monday the 4th of July. The traditional folk evenings take place on the first Monday of month at different venues in the Binevenagh area. We will be hosting the August session (Monday […]